Congratulations to Swymnut Jane Mothersill for a great performance today. It was her first swim as a Swymnut Master! Jane swam with me in the USF March Madness Meet at Koret Hall in San Francisco. She swam four events in a row and looked very good (100 free 1:17.24, 6th; 50 fly 40.28, 3rd;, 100 breast 1:34.72, 2nd; and in 50 back 42.97, 1st!!). She had some very good times and her backstroke is beautiful!
I was happy with my five swims too (all done in a 3-hour swim meet format). Muffed one turn on my first event, the 100 Free, but the rest of the meet went very well for me. I even achieved a lifetime best in 100 backstroke after a dream start (a pretty rare occurrence for me).
It was wonderful to be competing again and back with friends. A big shout out to Erica Sutherland (UNAT), Kate Thorp (Marin Pirate), Margaret de Somma (North Bay Aquatics) and Loleta Velosa (San Diego) who were strong and beautiful in the water. Another shout out to Alan Bernard (TAM) looking especially great in his 100 free and 100 fly and to some pretty speedy Mud Shark friends as well.
Also had the opportunity to connect up with coaches and swimmers that have been in some of our recent Pac Masters swim clinics and hearing about – and seeing – their progress today. Way to go to all the swimmers and their coaches!
Here is the link to the USF Meet results: http://www.pacificmasters.org/comp/13/13UsfScuSplit.html
Next up is the Pac Masters Short Course Yards Champs April 5-6-7. Entries are due by Weds, March 27th at 11:59 p.m. Registration information here: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1301&smid=4485. I’ll be there Saturday swimming 5 events and possibly Friday for the 1650 free (schedule allowing). Can’t make it Sunday!